Joe's Connected Garden

Elizabeth Grove


6 Argent Street, Elizabeth Grove

Saturday 16 February 2019
to
Sunday 17 February 2019

10:00 AM
to
4:30 PM

Description

A group of five gardens where boundary fences haven’t stopped neighbours banding together to share their land, expertise, friendship and a vast and varied selection of produce.

Around 500 types of productive plants are grown, many of them rare, unusual and exotic! The collection includes berries, nuts, an extensive assortment of vegetables, herbs, edible weeds - even a coffee plant and to sweeten it, the sugar herb Stevia is growing close by! The vast selection of fruit trees includes numerous varieties of citrus, tropical varieties and stone fruits.

In the first garden Joe has amassed an amazing collection of sub-tropical plants including many seldom seen in SA. Through his back-gate, pheasants wander among Rosanne’s raised beds of berries and fruit - the huge tasty strawberries are superb! Beyond is Mary’s garden planted with 35 healthy fruit trees.

Next door to Joe is a comprehensive vegetable garden with a selection of rare and hard to come by herbs and other interesting botanical curiosities including a remarkable collection of fascinating forms of edible fungi. In the property across the road around 40 varieties of fig trees, a number planted in two concentric circles, demonstrate a clever trick to maximise planting in limited space – and the weeding is managed by ducks and chickens!

A new addition is the Witches' Garden planted with a range of medicinal herbs.

The gardens are run using permaculture principles and organic methods and demonstrate what can be achieved with a willingness to try different new food crops and providing each plant with the best possible conditions for it to thrive and fruit.

There will be a full program of talks and demonstrations on all aspects of productive gardening including summer pruning workshops.

Extra activities: Garden talks, demonstrations, displays, stalls, workshops.

Please note: there is a swimming pool and uneven pathways.

Size: 1 acre, 0.4 ha.

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